No. 2-ranked UCLA shot a four-player team total of one-over par 289 in the first round of the NCAA championships Wednesday at Traditions Golf Course in Bryan, Tex., and leads the tournament by two strokes over No. 5 Virginia.
Senior Glory Yang led the Bruins with a two-under 70 and is tied for second in the individual competition, one shot behind leader Brittany Altomare of Virginia.
Bruins sophomore Tiffany Lua shot one-under 71 and is tied for fifth in the individual race. Sophomore Lee Lopez shot 73 and junior Stephanie Kono had a 75 to round out the UCLA scoring.
UCLA, which won the Central Regional two weeks ago, is in the NCAA championships for the 11th consecutive year and the Bruins are looking to add to the titles they won in 1991 and 2004. They have five tournament victories in 10 appearances this season.
The final round is Saturday.